Derek I. Webster

Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers

Derek I. Webster

After graduating from Yale as a film studies major, Derek spent a decade in Los Angeles as a literary manager and script consultant. He now organizes and expands the university’s arts career resources. Derek works with students and alumni to explore creative careers, which can include pursuing recruited or external job searches; reviewing submission and pitch materials; improving networking approaches; and helping Yalies to navigate the arts, entertainment or communications related industries. Currently enrolled in the Fairfield Creative Writing MFA program, when not adventuring with his wife and precious/precocious children, Derek is prone to the occasional burst of fiction, both literary and genre: ivanhope.com/writing.

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Craft & Career: Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, AI Research Scientist, Composer, and Cultural Technologist – Part 1

We return with a new guest conversation for the Craft and Career series for Yale’s OCS podcast, featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their …

By Derek I. Webster
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Craft & Career: Derek Green, Writer and Yale Lecturer – Part 2

Welcome back to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our …

By Derek I. Webster
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Craft & Career: Derek Green, Writer and Yale Lecturer – Part 1

Welcome to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our guests …

By Derek I. Webster
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Video Game Industry Careers: An Inside Look at Gaming Jobs & How You Can Land One

In the last year and a half of the pandemic, video games have come to serve as a release valve for the cooped-up populace, enabling players to vicariously experience things they no longer could in the real world. “I thought …

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Computer Science vs. Software Engineering: What’s the Difference?

Two occupations that are often confused in the tech industry are computer science and software engineering. But, while they may be similar in nature and fundamentals, they shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

For one, software engineers are professionals who specialize in

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Creative Careers

Creative Careers span multiple industries that share elements such as non-traditional hiring patterns, a heavy reliance on networking and relationship building, an association with creative practice or discipline, and a variety of freelance or entrepreneurial potentials.

Our Common Good & …

By Derek I. Webster
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Paid Student Roles available at Tsai CITY

Tsai CITY invites student partners to lend your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help build a center that inspires all students and builds meaningful opportunities to experiment, learn, and build solutions to real-world problems.

More info @ https://city.yale.edu/join-our-team

By Derek I. Webster
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Introducing Vault Law’s (Firsthand) 2022 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For!

Please note: Vault and Firsthand merged in January 2021

Vault’s 2022 rankings of the 25 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For are here, and Bookoff McAndrews PLLC has reclaimed the No. 1 spot after dropping to No. 3 in …

By Vault Law Editors - Vault
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3 Tips for Freelancers Who Feel Like They’re Always Chasing Client Payments

More people than ever before are discovering the benefits of freelancing. Working for yourself means more schedule flexibility, increased freedom with where you work, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and industries. As a result, freelancing is a …

By YunoJuno - Vault
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5 Tips for AI-Powered Interview Success

AI-powered interviews are quickly growing in popularity due to their ability to save employers time and money during the recruiting process. And if you’re apprehensive about your upcoming AI-powered interview, you’re not alone. In-person interviews can be nerve-wracking enough, and …

By Lerma Gray - Vault
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